About

Nina Manninen

From Catherine’s Chamber

This site focuses on Catherine Jagiellon (1526-83), princess of Poland and duchess of Finland, and her personal possessions in contemporary inventories. It’s intended for you who are interested in Renaissance clothing and material culture with focus on East and North Europe, as well as princes and princesses.

Your interpreter along the journey is Nina, a PhD candidate researching on the subject. In her Master’s thesis she examined Catherine’s clothing, and in the upcoming research she will cover all possessions listed in the documents. She has also given various courses, talks, lectures and interviews and written several articles on the subject.

If you have any inquiries or questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!